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Upper Ferry, Arkansas

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Our Genealogical Helper for Upper Ferry ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Upper Ferry (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Upper Ferry. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Upper Ferry ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Upper Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Upper Ferry, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Upper Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Upper Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Upper Ferry.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Upper Ferry covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Cove - Kendall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Aldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Golf Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Verser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Upper Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Upper Ferry.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Upper Ferry, with the one closest to Upper Ferry listed first.

Shiloh - Historic   [Map]
 - While Shiloh was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Upper Ferry
 - 1895 population of 94 people
 - Shiloh had a post office and no railroad service
Heber Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Upper Ferry
 - 1895 population of 322 people (with 7,092 people in 2016)
 - Heber Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Chalk - Historic   [Map]
 - While Chalk was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Upper Ferry
 - Chalk had a post office and no railroad service
Quitman   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Upper Ferry
 - 1895 population of 327 people (with 735 people in 2016)
 - Quitman had a post office and no railroad service
Eglantine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Upper Ferry
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Eglantine had a post office and no railroad service
Morganton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Upper Ferry
 - Morganton had a post office and no railroad service
Ida   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Upper Ferry
 - Ida had a post office and no railroad service
Rose Bud   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Upper Ferry
 - 1895 population of 400 people (with 482 people in 2016)
 - Rose Bud had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Upper Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Upper Ferry in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Upper Ferry is located in Cleburne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cleburne County: Faulkner, Independence, Stone, Van Buren & White.

Below are the counties that are near Upper Ferry. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Upper Ferry:

Cleburne     (The home county for Upper Ferry)
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Higden   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Prim   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ida   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Drasco   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Flat   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Austin   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Center Ridge   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Solgohachia   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jerusalem   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hattieville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Guy   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Enola   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Holland   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Conway   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Preston   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Floral   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Locust Grove   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pleasant Plains   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Desha   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cushman   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Salado   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thida   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Magness   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guion   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sage   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Austin   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ward   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leslie   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baker   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fox   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alco   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Onia   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Van Buren
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gravesville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bee Branch   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Damascus   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Formosa   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crabtree   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dennard   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rose Bud   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pangburn   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Romance   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Letona   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sunnydale   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garner   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Judsonia   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Upper Ferry, see our County-by-County Page for Upper Ferry.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Upper Ferry:

These websites are specific to Arkansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Arkansas History Commission

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Arkansas to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Cleburne County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baxter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Independence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Izard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Searcy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Buren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Cleburne County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Cleburne County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Arkansas

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Upper Ferry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Upper Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Upper Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upper Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5170, Longitude: -92.1310     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Upper Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Upper Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Upper Ferry.